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Limerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workers

first_imgFamilies and workers must be supported through public health emergency NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors in show of solidarity with Dunnes workersBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2015 1182 WhatsApp Twitter TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr John LoftusCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Paul KellerDunnes StoresFianna FáillimerickNiall Collins TDSinn Fein Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Email Council to look at reasons behind city business closures center_img Previous articleRugby – All Ireland league enters final weekend #ublNext articleRUGBY – Munster at full strength for Edinburgh clash Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick worst affected for trolley numbers Councillor’s show and tell of Limerick litter problem Jetland opens a new chapter in Dunne’s Limerick story RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Sinn Fein councillors Seamus Browne, Maurice Quinlivan, Lisa Marie Sheehy, Seighin O Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh with Dunnes Stores workers in Limerick.LOCAL politicians expressed their firm support for the Dunnes Stores during their one day strike in Limerick last Thursday over the imposition of zero hour contracts.Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman Niall Collins was one of the first on the picket line while Sinn Féin leader on Limerick City and County Council, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, expressed his party’s support for the introduction of a living wage as he joined staff outside Dunnes stores at Jetland and Howley’s Quay.“The application of zero hour contracts, and the imposition of low pay rates are sources of great hardship for working families. They damage any hope of a real recovery.” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Dunnes workers have been left with no option but to engage in industrial action in an effort to secure fair pay and secure hours. They, and the 129,000 low-paid workers in this state, deserve certainty about their hours of work and income,” he added.Limerick’s three Anti-Austerity Alliance councillors also offered full support and solidarity to Dunnes Stores workers during their strike action. Cllr John Loftus called on people to support this “important strike” by not passing the pickets and to stand in solidarity with the workers.“Dunnes Stores is a major, profitable company which is using low-hours contracts to maximise its profits,” said Cllr Loftus.Fellow AAA councillor Paul Keller said the strike was an important step in the fight against the return of 19th century working conditions through the spread of low hour contracts.“These contracts have been used by management as a weapon to punish and bully workers through the withdrawal of hours from one week to the next,”  he claimed.last_img read more

‘Doors Of Justice Cannot Be Closed’ : SC Tells NCLAT Which Stopped Court Work After Its Staff Was Tested Positive For Covid 19 [Read Order]

first_imgTop Stories’Doors Of Justice Cannot Be Closed’ : SC Tells NCLAT Which Stopped Court Work After Its Staff Was Tested Positive For Covid 19 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 July 2020 8:06 AMShare This – x”The doors of justice cannot be closed”, remarked the Supreme Court while it asked the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which has suspended the court work, to find out a way for online hearing.The bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and Indira Banerjee was hearing a Special Leave Petition in which the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he has filed an appeal…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The doors of justice cannot be closed”, remarked the Supreme Court while it asked the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, which has suspended the court work, to find out a way for online hearing.The bench comprising of Justice Arun Mishra, S. Abdul Nazeer and Indira Banerjee was hearing a Special Leave Petition in which the petitioner’s counsel submitted that he has filed an appeal against the order of NCLT, Mumbai before the NCLAT, but the NCLAT has closed its functioning as one of its employees is suffering from Covid-19. “We request the NCLAT to start the hearing of the matter on interim stay, immediately on reopening.”, said the bench while dismissing the SLP with the above observation.NCLAT work was suspended after a staff member of NCLAT was tested positive for Covid-19 on 26th June 2020. Thereafter, Acting Chairperson, Members, Officers of the Registry and the staff were subjected to Covid-19 test. On 2nd July, NCLAT informed through a notice that the Court work (Virtual hearing) and filing etc. would remain suspended till 10th July. It also informed that the matters listed from 6th July, 2020 to 10th July, 2020 in the Court of Chairperson and Court – II would not be taken up.Before this incident on 26th June, NCLAT had been hearing urgent cases through video conferencing mode from June 1. It had also issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for advocate/authorised representative/ party-in-person for ‘Mentioning’ the matter for hearing through virtual mode.Case name: M/S MARATHE HOSPITALITY vs. MAHESH SUREKHA Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

Green Bonds Hit Record Total $155 Billion In 2017

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:LONDON—Global green bond issuance hit a record $155.5 billion in 2017, surpassing previous estimates, and could reach $250 billion-$300 billion this year, research from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) shows.Issuance last year was 78 percent higher than 2016’s $87.2 billion and well above the CBI’s estimate in December of $130 billion. The United States, China and France accounted for 56 percent of total issuance in 2017, according to the CBI, a London-based non-profit organisation which certifies the green credentials of bonds.Fannie Mae was the largest overall issuer in the United States, with $24.9 billion from its green Mortgage Backed Securities programme.Green bonds are a growing category of fixed-income securities, which raise capital for projects with environmental benefits. There were 10 new entrants to the market last year: Argentina, Chile, Fiji, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.Although green bonds make up a small fraction of the overall bond market, they are attracting more attention because meeting emissions-cut targets will require trillions of dollars of capital from public and private sectors. The most common use of proceeds from green bonds last year was on renewable energy but investment in low-carbon buildings and energy efficiency rose in 2017, the CBI said.More: https://www.reuters.com/article/greenbonds-issuance/global-green-bond-issuance-hit-record-155-5-billion-in-2017-data-idUSL8N1P5335 Green Bonds Hit Record Total $155 Billion In 2017last_img read more

Utah Senate votes to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults

first_imgThe Utah state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday effectively to decriminalize polygamy among consenting adults, reducing penalties for a practice with deep religious roots in the predominantly Mormon state.The bill, which would treat the offense of plural marriage as a simple infraction on par with a parking ticket, now moves to the Utah House of Representatives, where it is likely to face greater resistance.The bill swiftly cleared the Republican-controlled Senate on a vote of 29-0 with little discussion. It also would make it easier for otherwise law-abiding polygamists to obtain access to critical services such as medical or mental health care, education or even employment without fear, she said.Opponents of decriminalization say the current law should not be changed because polygamy is inherently dangerous and harmful to women and children, particularly young girls, some of whom have been forced into marriages with older men. REMNANT OF PRE-STATEHOODPolygamy is a remnant of the early teachings of the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members fled persecution over the practice to settle the Utah territory in 1847. The church disavowed polygamy in 1890 as a condition of Utah statehood, and today members of the faith found to be practicing plural marriage are excommunicated.Fundamentalist Mormons, said to number more than 30,000 across the western United States, believe they are adhering to the truest form of Mormon doctrine, which promises polygamists glorification in heaven.Utah’s history of felony punishment for polygamy has never halted its practice entirely but rather driven it to the fringes of society, creating a culture of fear that allows perpetrators to thrive, Henderson said.“The solution to the problem is increased societal integration, which can only come through decriminalizing otherwise law-abiding polygamists,” Henderson said during a preliminary debate on the bill last week.Critics, however, say the measure wrongly frames polygamy as a human rights issue.“Proponents of this bill attempt to piggyback on the success of the gay rights movement by promoting the narrative that this initiative is about consenting adults doing what they will,” the anti-polygamy group Sound Choices Coalition said in a statement. “This has nothing to do about consenting adults or gay rights. It’s all about weaponizing God.”In 2013, Kody Brown, patriarch of the polygamist family featured on the “Sister Wives” television reality show, challenged the law after being investigated for bigamy by Utah County prosecutors. No charges were filed.A federal judge struck down the anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional. But a federal appeals court reversed the ruling and the US Supreme Court declined to hear the case.Topics :center_img Under current law, polygamy – typically involving a man who cohabitates with and purports to marry more than one wife – is classified as a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.If the Senate bill becomes law, punishments for plural marriage would be limited to fines of up to $750 and community service.However, fraudulent bigamy – in which an individual obtains licenses to marry more than one spouse without their knowledge, or seeks to wed someone underage without her consent – remains a felony.The chief sponsor of the measure, Senator Deirdre Henderson, said the intent of the bill is not to legalize polygamy but to lower the penalties so those from polygamous communities who are victims of crimes can come forward without fear of being prosecuted themselves.last_img read more

Florida evictions, foreclosures to Resume July 1 when Moratorium Expires

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Renters pay attention, if you can afford it, landlords may soon be legally allowed to begin evictions.A state moratorium on evictions is set to expire Wednesday in Florida as many families continue to struggle paying their bills.The moratorium was announced earlier this year and was due to expire at the end of May but was extended until the end of June.“It’s been really tough, a lot of times just hoping for the best,” said West Palm Beach resident Katrina Robinson. “Time is not on my side at all.”Robinson said she is two months behind on rent for her apartment. The laid-off paralegal is now facing eviction.“It’s very nerve-wracking for me and my family. You have a 7 year old that worries, and that’s a big thing I don’t want her to worry,” said Robinson.July 1 is the day a state moratorium on evictions expires.Advocates for renters fear an avalanche of evictions is coming by the end of the week.“We’re hearing a lot of harassment, especially now they know it’s coming, so you’re seeing a lot of screws being tightened late fees,” said Latasha Arnold, who represents the Palm Beach County Tenants Union.Arnold said more needs to be done to help renters and landlords.“From the beginning, we’ve always said there should be a rent mortgage and property tax freeze. There should have been three to six months to get people through. We’re seeing a spike in the numbers because so many people are desperate,” said Arnold.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $250 million pool to help renters in the state, but it is unclear if he will extend the ban on evictions.If the eviction moratorium expires, Arnold said she expects eviction hearings to held online, likely over Zoom. She believes virtual hearings could put lower-income tenants at a disadvantage.“The sad part is when you put these people on the street, they’re going to need more services and need more help,” Arnold said.last_img read more